In some organisations this must be done at significant scale, across multiple territories and, in the case of many national security and government organisations, in classified environments.
It is important not to underestimate the scale and complexity of the engineering challenges which may be encountered. Consideration must be given to:
The sheer breadth of skills required. Delivering new or replacement technology solutions which are secure, scalable and resilient enough to underpin critical parts of organisations’ operations is no small feat. They need to cover a whole lifecycle of activities encompassing everything from strategy and architecture to data management. This means that experience in current software engineering and operational disciplines, together with user-centred design, data science and understanding of legacy technologies, are all pre-requisites. Finding resources with the required breadth of skills can prove difficult.
The levels of security, risk and operational assurance requiredto engineer mission-critical systems. Large scale business-critical systems demand a high level of assurance together with deep client knowledge. It is critical to ensure that technology platforms are delivered to users in a way that suits their skills, culture and ways of working.
The nature of engineering in high-trust sectors. When delivering into critical national infrastructure or government networks supporting national security operations, any downtime must be minimised or preferably avoided. Organisations must also ensure that development partners have the appropriate security clearances as well as the correct breadth of skills and experience to be trusted to do the work effectively.
Engineering services in high-trust sectors
We provide engineering services that help our clients plan, build and operate their mission-critical business systems. With a rich heritage in working in high-trust sectors over many decades, BAE Systems Digital Intelligence is able to provide the skills, experience, capacity and capability to design, project manage, build and run large-scale software engineering and infrastructure projects for high-assurance organisations, as well as operate mission-critical systems either on-site or from our own delivery centres.
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